Semicolon Worksheets

Related Core Standard: L.9-10.2a

Core Standard

This form of punctuation mark is one of the most poorly used symbols in American English. The plain old period mark found on top of a standard comma is all this symbol is. Semicolons are used as winky faces in the emoticon world because they resemble a winking eye. Semicolons are used to join two independent clauses together in the place of a conjunction. These punctuation marks are vital when authors are trying to make a connection between ideas that are clearly independent. They can greatly help strengthen your message and help form more sophisticated sentences. These worksheets will help students determine the proper placement and use of semicolons.









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